aware of https://forums.garmin.com/developer/connect-iq/f/legacy-bug-reports/6547/unable-to-connect-to-simulator/43915 still didn't resolve the issue
$ monkeydo testp.prg fenix5
Unable to connect to simulator.
stack: win7, SDK 3.0.11, firewall is off, simulator runs and port 1234 obviously works
TCP 127.0.0.1:1234 tomas-pc:49495 TIME_WAIT
tried to build and run it via Eclipse plugin and problem is the same.
Failed to connect to the simulator.
any ideas guys? i would really appreciate any help.